Every item that was organic or non-processed in any way was shot down. Too expensive, he said. Even though they were only a dollar or less more than the "conventional" items. Last week, my food items only totaled $78. We had food for the entire week. In fact, we had food left over because NO ONE WOULD EVEN TRY the new recipes that I baked/cooked. All it took was one stink eye look from the Dad and every one backed away slowly.
At the store, he insisted that we must buy Hot Pockets for after school snacks. Ugh. They contain imitation cheese. Imitation? Gross. He at least conceded to let me get Lean Pockets instead. And potato chips. Like three bags of them.
I've made my views about getting rid of processed foods very clear, but it's just not getting through. I feel so defeated. I want to keep pressing the issue, but I also feel like I should just give up.
I did have a few successes. I made our own cereal and it was approved by the teenager. I think I cooked it a little too long, but that's an easy fix the next time around. I also made whole wheat waffles and muffins that were warmly received.
Have you tried to switch up something in your house and been shot down by the other inhabitants? Did you overcome it?